Mango Juice

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Mango Juice is super easy to make at home using just 2 ingredients. Make this tropical beverage in summer when fresh ripe mangoes are abundant, or use canned puree or frozen mangoes to make it year-round (vegan, gluten-free).

Homemade mango juice served in a glass.
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About Mango Juice

Homemade Mango Juice is a refreshing drink made using just 2 ingredients – fresh or frozen mangoes and sugar.

This sweet, tangy, and fruity tropical juice can be made using a blender, handheld blender, or a food processor in under 5 minutes. All you have to do is peel and chop the mangoes and blend them with sugar and water.

Although mango juice is available in the market, homemade juice is much better than store-bought. It is free of added sugar, artificial flavors, color, or preservatives. It is much more economical to make at home, too.

Homemade mango juice is vegan and gluten-free too.

Serve mango fruit juice for breakfast, brunch, or evening snacks on hot summer days. This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled as per your need.

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Ingredients And Variations

Mango juice ingredients.

Mangoes – You can use fresh mangoes, frozen mangoes, or canned mango puree to make it, however, it tastes the best when made using fresh ripe juicy mangoes.

If using fresh mangoes, make sure they are ripe and juicy. To check if the mangoes are ripe and sweet, press them gently with your finger. They should give back a little. Ripe mangoes also smell fruity and sweet. Avoid the ones that have black or soft patches on the skin.

Try to choose the mango variety with fewer fibers. My favorite ones to make the juice are Ataulfo, Champagne, and Indian ones like Alphonso mangoes and Kesar mangoes.

You can find Indian mangoes in Indian grocery stores during summer.

If mangoes are not in season, use frozen mangoes or canned mango pulp (puree) instead. You can make Mango Pulp at home in summer when mangoes are in season and use it throughout the year to make this juice.

Mangoes have many health benefits, too. Read more about them here.

Water – Water is added to thin down the juice. You can also replace water with coconut water or orange juice to make the juice a little more nutritious. Tender coconut water or orange juice also helps neutralize mangoes’ heating properties.

Adding orange juice or coconut water will not alter the taste, too, so add them without any doubt.

Sugar – If you feel the mangoes are not sweet enough, add a little sugar, honey (not vegan), or any other preferred sweetener while blending.

Variations – To jazz up the juice, add more ingredients such as fresh mint leaves, basil leaves, fresh ginger, black salt, freshly squeezed lemon juice, etc.

Adding soaked chia seeds to the mango juice is also a good idea, as it helps cool down your body.

You can also add a pinch of citric acid or freshly squeezed lime juice to make the juice a little tangy.

How To Make Mango Juice

Preparation

Soak 2 large mangoes in water for 1 hour.

Peel the mangos using a sharp paring knife. Cut the flesh away from the pit. Discard the pit and chop the flesh into small pieces.

You will need 2 cups of chopped mango flesh.

Steps of how to cut a mango.

Make The Juice

Add 2 cups of chopped mangoes and 2 tablespoon sugar to a blender jar or a food processor and blend until smooth.

Mango pieces and sugar added to a blender.
Smooth mango pulp in the blender.

Pass the mango pulp through a fine-mesh strainer.

Mango pulp passing through a strainer.
Mango pulp in a bowl.

Add 2 cups of chilled water and stir well until combined.

Water added to the bowl.

Pour the juice into serving glasses, add a few ice cubes, and serve this refreshing glass of mango juice chilled.

Ready mango juice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use other fruits along with mangoes to make mango juice?

To make this mango nectar juice even more nourishing, you can use other fruits like oranges, pineapple, kiwi, passion fruits, watermelon, etc., and mangoes.

Why should I soak mangoes in water before eating them?

There is a long-standing Indian tradition of soaking mangoes in water before consuming them. One of the main benefits of soaking mangoes is that it can help remove anti-nutrients like phytic acid. Anti-nutrients in the mango can interfere with the absorption of important nutrients like iron and calcium. Soaking the mangoes for 1-2 hours can help reduce the levels of these anti-nutrients, making the nutrients in the mango more available to the body.
Phytic acid in mangoes also produces heat in the body. Once it is eliminated after soaking, the heating properties of mangoes are also taken care of. This, in turn, takes care of the acne, rashes, stomach upset, etc. that appear after consuming mangoes.
Soaking mangoes can also help remove any pesticides that may be present on the skin.

Storage Suggestions

This refreshing mango juice tastes best when made fresh. If kept longer, it tends to lose its freshness, and the taste also changes slightly.

However, if you still have leftovers, store them in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

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Mango Juice is super easy to make at home using just 2 ingredients. Make this tropical beverage in summers when fresh ripe mangoes are abundant or use canned puree or frozen mangoes to make it year-round (vegan, gluten-free).
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Easy Homemade Mango Juice Recipe

Homemade Mango Juice is super easy to make at home using just 2 ingredients. Make this tropical beverage in summers when fresh ripe mangoes are in abundance or use canned puree or frozen mangoes to make it year-round.
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 4 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups peeled and chopped ripe mangoes (approximately 2 large mangoes)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 2 cups water
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Instructions 

  • Add mangoes and sugar to a blender jar or a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Pass the mango pulp through a fine-mesh strainer.
  • Add water and stir well until combined.
  • Pour the juice into serving glasses, add a few ice cubes and serve chilled.

Video

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Notes

If mangoes are not in season, use frozen mangoes or canned mango pulp (puree) instead. 
To reduce the heating qualities of mangoes, soak them in water in a bowl or pan for 1-2 hours before using.
You can replace water with coconut water or orange juice to make the juice a little more nutritious. Tender coconut water or orange juice also helps neutralize mangoes’ heating properties.
To jazz up the juice, you can add more ingredients, such as fresh mint leaves, basil leaves, fresh ginger, black salt, freshly squeezed lemon juice, etc.
Adding soaked chia seeds to the mango juice is also a good idea, as it helps cool down your body.
Replace sugar with any other sweetener of your choice, like honey, maple syrup, or sugar-free substitutes like stevia or monk fruit.

Nutrition

Calories: 50kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 7mg, Potassium: 139mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 893IU, Vitamin C: 30mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg
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